GenreThriller Music directorSanjay Chakravarty Duration LanguageHindi
Release date7 November 2003 (2003-11-07) CastNandita Das (Sameera Dutta), Rahul Bose (Virendra), Vineet Kumar (Mr Patel), Piyush Mishra (Police Inspector), Shilpa Mehta (Mrs Dutta) Similar movies36 Ghante (1974)
Ek Din 24 Ghante (Hindi:एक दिन चौबीस घंटे; English: "One Day 24 Hours") is a 2003 Bollywood thriller film directed and written by Anant Balani and starring Rahul Bose and Nandita Das. The film premiered on 7 November 2003. Director Anant Balani died before the film was released on 29 August 2003. The film is an unauthorised adaptation of the 1998 German film Run Lola Run.
The film revolves around a father-girl-guy relationship. Sameera Dutta (Nandita Das) is the wild daughter who comes into conflict with her father when she meets Viren (Rahul Bose). Sameera believes she has found true love, but it happens that Viren has a serious gambling problem and owes Rs. 2 million to a casino owner, Patel (Vineet Kumar). Viren seeks Sameera's help and in desperation and out of resentment for her father she threatens to reveal to her mother that he has a mistress who is pregnant with his child. When her father fails to give her the money, she places a revolver to his head. Her father not only informs the police, but he also hires a hitman to kill his daughter. Meanwhile, a strike cripples the city so Sameera must make her way on foot to the drop-off location to pay off Patel and save Viren's life. After narrowly escaping both the police and her father's hired hitman, Sameera reaches the drop-off. After killing her pursuers, Patel takes the money and lets Viren go. However, Sameera accidentally overhears Viren telling how he staged the whole incident with Patel to obtain her father's money and that their relationship is a sham. After shooting and killing Viren, Sameera walks away.
Rahul Bose as Virendra
Nandita Das as Sameera Dutta
Vinit Kumar as Mr. Patel
Liliput as Stage actor
Shilpa Mehta as Mrs. Dutta
Piyush Mishra as Police Inspector
Baby Nidhi as Young Sameera
Kavita Rathod as Sonia
Kabir Sadanand as Hitman
Shivkumar Subramaniam as Mr. Dutta
Prithvi Zutshi as Mr. Kapoor
Ek Din grossed only around Rs. 30,00,000 in its opening weekend and was named a flop.